App developers are pushing the envelope on a daily basis trying to improve and enhance our smartphone and tablet experiences. In fact, so many Android apps come out every day that it’s difficult to keep track of them all. It’s difficult to usurp the best of the best but if you’re getting bored with what you’ve got and want to try something new, check out the best new Android apps from the last month! You can watch the videos from past months by clicking here!
Bite is a new community style cooking app. It works like most other apps like this. People post their favorite dishes. Other community members make them and then give them a thumbs up or down. The ratings help other members decide what’s good or bad. The UI is decent, there are a decent number of recipes for it being so new, and it’s also completely free with no in-app purchases. It’s not quite amazing yet, but it has a good base to start with
Datally is a new app from Google. It controls and keeps track of data usage. The app includes a WiFi finder so people spend less time on their mobile data. Additionally, the app keeps track of things like WiFi quality, app usage, and real time stat tracking. Google really made this one simple. It’s not quite as powerful as some bigger apps like GlassWire. However, it is quite a bit easier to use than most. In any case, it’s free with no in-app purchases like most of Google’s apps.
Favorites Lock Screen is a new app from Microsoft’s Garage project. It’s a lock screen replacement app. The main screen shows HD photos along with some shortcuts. The other screen shows you a news feed with your interests. It’s only available in select regions right now. However, this one has the potential to be a semi-decent lock screen app. There are some locking features too like PIN, pattern, and password unlock. It’s free as long as you live in the right part of the world.
Finice is a financial tracker app. It features a clean UI, support for multiple accounts, and support for multiple currencies. It works pretty much the same as most finance apps. You input your pay, you list your expenditures, and it balances your budget for you. It keeps expenditures in categories for easy recall and organization. The app is also free with no in-app purchases or subscriptions. That makes it great for those on a budget as well.
Grammarly Keyboard is a keyboard from the popular grammar tool. The tool corrects your grammar through its browser plugins. The keyboard attempts to do the same on mobile. It’s a bit of a basic keyboard. There aren’t a ton of customization options. It’s also a little buggy. However, we expect this one to get better over time. It’s currently free with no in-app purchases. That may change in the future.
Mosaic is an interactive story app from HBO and Steven Soderbergh. It lets viewers choose the show’s perspective. It’s a little difficult to describe. It’s kind of like one of those choose your own adventure novels except you’re dealing with perspectives and not stories. In any case, there isn’t really much like this in the mobile app space. We weren’t sure if it should go under games or apps. We thought apps would be more appropriate since it’s basically a TV show app with some really fun stuff. The actual show airs sometime in January.
PK Fitness is a newer fitness app. It focuses more on goals rather than the actual exercises. The looks at fitness like a journey rather than a destination. Philosophy aside, the app seems to work well. The app does track fitness. It also supports some heart rate monitors via Bluetooth. However, the front and center feature is social. The app encourages users to include friends, family, and others for encouragement. In any case, the app is free. It’s new, though, and that means bugs.
Ready for Reddit is obviously a Reddit app. It tries to make the interface easier to read or comment. It has a few decent features, including background syncing, auto-playing GIFs in the feed, multi-user and multi-Reddit support, spoiler tag support, and more. It also comes with a pleasing Material Design as well. The app is free with advertising. A single $2.99 purchase gives you the full, ad-free experience. It’s not half bad, honestly.
Selfissimo is one of two new Google apps this month. This one automatically takes pictures of you when you pose. It uses AI to detect when you’re ready for a picture. The app takes the photos and puts them in little collages for you. It’s not anything super special. However, it does show the kinds of things Google is doing with their AI. We don’t suspect people will keep this longer than a few hours. It’s still a little fun to see what Google is working on.
Storyboard is the second new Google app this month. This one is also interesting, if not overly useful. The app creates storyboards out of video links. You pop in a video, the app stylizes some of the frames, and then puts it together in a comic book style format. The app lets you retry as many times as needed to get a result that you like. Of course, it can share those storyboards too. This one is also free. Again, it’s neat, but it’s not overly useful.
If we missed any great new Android apps, tell us about them in the comments! To see our complete list of best app lists, click here.